MetLife Stadium will host the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) on July 14 and 15, one of the largest award shows to honor both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry. The ceremony is held in different countries around the world every year with last year’s being held in Madrid, Spain.
Andre Timmins, director of Wizcraft International–the producers and creator of the IIFA movement–says, “I am really looking forward to the IIFA Festival this year as we are premiering our event in New York City and this is the ideal destination as we start to creatively evolve and grow the brand and its events. The brand is building the bridge between the Indian film industry along with the international world of entertainment to come together on one stage and this is the perfect destination to host such diverse and multi-cultural celebrations. IIFA Festival New York is going to be an extravaganza of entertainment like never witnessed before in America with the biggest stars from India and world class production coming together at one of the greatest venues: MetLife Stadium.”
Ron VanDeVeen, president & CEO of MetLife Stadium, said “We are honored that IIFA has chosen MetLife Stadium to host the 18th annual IIFA Awards and we look forward to welcoming the thousands of fans from around the world who will travel to New Jersey. This global event offers us the incredible opportunity to host our first-ever awards show and to continue to showcase our region to an international audience.”